Auburn Shelter

This shelter is no longer operated by VOA


This shelter is no longer operated by VOA. For shelter operations please call 530-885-8108.

Beginning July 1, 2018, the management, staffing, meals, and operation of the Auburn Homeless Shelter is being provided by The Gathering Inn.

If you are in need of emergency shelter services please call Placer County Coordinated Entry toll-free 1-833-375-2237

For Auburn Shelter job inquiries: Contact The Gathering Inn and ask for Marie. 916-791-9355. Or

For Auburn Shelter donations please contact Michael at The Gathering Inn 916-791-9355 Or

Volunteers of America will continue to focus on affordable housing for seniors and other vulnerable populations in Placer County, including veterans, and at-risk youth through our long-standing programs.

Right Hand Auburn will be focusing their efforts to develop transitional housing in the Auburn area, supporting the medical and counseling services at the Auburn Renewal Center, and the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

We THANK YOU for your support over the last three years in our efforts to establish Auburn's first homeless shelter and we hope you will join us as we continue to serve our community in new ways.


Beginning in Winter 2014, the non-profit organization Right Hand Auburn, (RHA) devoted its energy to passionately advocating for an emergency homeless shelter to serve those in need in the Auburn area.

The Auburn Shelter opened June 1, 2015 on a temporary 90 day basis granted by the County of Placer and in November 2015 became a 24/7 center in a former Placer County barrack no longer being used by the county.

In March 2016 the Auburn Shelter operation contract was awarded by Placer County to Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada. VOA-NCNN operates all shelter programs, staff, case management, policies, oversees volunteers other than those for meal service and also all Placer Country contractual requirements.

The Right Hand Auburn organization continues to provide all meals for the Auburn Shelter and is the driving force in community relations - encouraging ongoing homeless studies & planning with the City of Auburn and County of Placer.

If you are in need of shelter services please call Placer County Coordinated Entry toll-free 1-833-375-2237


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    March 2018

    Auburn Shelter summary June 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018

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    January 2017

    Summary as of December 31, 2016

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    February 2016

    Auburn Shelter summary June 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

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